Terrapuri Room & Rates Facilities


Terrapuri Heritage Village

Penarik | Terengganu












Terrapuri (The Land Of Palaces) is a conservation and restoration project of Terengganu Malay Classic house. Its feature 29 antique hundred years old Classic Houses. The layout of the resort is inspired by the 17th century Terengganu Palace and its surrounding. Terrapuri consists of 20 exclusive restored villas, a Spa, a Malay fine dining restaurant, a private dinning villa, a gallery and a beach house.


Terrapuri sits on the land flanked by the South China Sea on one side and mangrove river on the other (Setiu Wetland). By day coconut trees sway amidst sea breezes with stunning view of Pulau Perhentian, Lang Tengah, Pulau Cepu, Redang and Bidong islands, shimmer invitingly just offshore in emerald iridescence. By night, fireflies flash about while, in different seasons, ocean-going green turtles and painted terrapins lay their eggs on their respective sandy shores.


Between the South China Sea and the hill forests lies a speckled array of habitats lagoons, marshes, deltas, peat swamps, Melaleuca forests - that offer refuge to many plants and animals. The wetlands serve as feeding and roosting ground for seasonal birds and are stopover sites for migratory birds. Marine turtles find their way to the beaches between May to September. Adding to Setiu's ecological value are the presence of endangered Painted and River terrapins that travel down river to nest in the sandy shores of the river mouth and beach fringes. Setiu is a priority for the Malaysian Tropical Forest Conservation Project (MTFCP) run by the Coral Cay Conservation, a not-for-profit group headquartered in the UK and WWF Malaysia run conservation of marine turtles and painted terrapins.



Terengganu Classic House

The early ancestors of the Malays came from the ancient civilization of Champa in Indochina and Cambodia and settled along the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. From 2nd to the 16th century, Terengganu was part of the Malay kingdom of Langkasuka. Many of traditional Malay art forms know today originated there, including wayang kulit, Mak Yong, Menora, sobek (filigree-like wood carving) and kerawang (piercing- like wood carving).


Terengganu classic house (Rumah Bujang & Rumah Bujang berserambi) features similar to Cambodian and Thai houses. With its raised platform on stilts, triangular shape, steep gabled roof, gently curved gable ends (Peles), rhomboid shaped terracotta roof tiles and walls made of timber panels which slotted into grooves frames.


Built entirely of Cengal wood (Neobalanocarpus Heimii), the walls, doors, windows and gables consist of separate wood panels which are fitted together using wooden joints held in place by pasak (wooden pegs) from penaga wood. Amazingly, No nails are used, thus the entire structure can be taken apart and reassembled. In Malay Terengganu dialect masang, meaning ‘assemble’. The house can be easily assembled or dismantled and move from one location to another. Imagine, Terengganu already making prefabricated homes over hundreds year ago !


Terrapuri Heritage Village is a conservation and restoration project on Terengganu classic houses with objectives as follow :


Rescued and restored centuries old Terengganu classic houses otherwise would have been demolished or would have fallen into ruin.


Preservation, understand the cultures, motifs, symbolic, tales and values behind it.


Gain more appreciation of Malay architectural and to educate young generation of carpenters (Tukang Kayu) on eroding heritage of a Terengganu Malay classic house.



Kg.Mangkuk, 22120 Setiu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Tel : (609) 6245020  Fax : (609) 6228093
E-mail : info@terrapuri.com 
webpage : www.terrapuri.com


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